COVID-19: South Africa allows cigarette sales as lockdown restrictions eased

Posted by - April 25, 2020

South Africa has announced an easing of some lockdown restrictions beginning next month, citing economic concerns. But President Cyril Ramaphosa warned that most people should remain at home, public gatherings remain banned, and the country’s borders will stay closed. From 1 May, some businesses will be allowed to reopen, and a third of their employees

Ramaphosa Departs South Africa to Attend First Russia-Africa Summit

Posted by - October 22, 2019

President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa departed for the Russian Federation on Tuesday, 22 October 2019 where he will be leading the South African delegation to the first Russia-Africa Summit. The event will be held on Wednesday and Thursday in Sochi. The main focus of the forum will be the key areas of cooperation between Russia

Xenophobic Attacks: Foreign Nationals Demand to Leave South Africa

Posted by - October 17, 2019

Hundreds of foreign nationals have demanded to be relocated from South Africa after camping at the UN refugee agency offices for a week. They took to the streets of Cape Town on Wednesday after a surge in xenophobic attacks last month. “I found myself, I mean nothing, 15 years in South Africa. But I still

Ex South Africa President, Jacob Zuma, to Appear in Court over Corruption Charges

Posted by - October 15, 2019

South Africa’s embattled former President, Jacob Zuma, is expected in court on corruption charges, in what would be his first graft trial despite multiple accusations. Zuma stands accused of taking kickbacks before he became president from a 51-billion-rand ($3.4bn) purchase of fighter jets, patrol boats and military equipment manufactured by five European firms, including French defence

Ugandan Becomes First Black Woman to Tour the World

Posted by - October 9, 2019

Uganda’s Jessica Nabongo has become the first black woman to visit all 195 countries in the world. Nabongo, whose Ugandan parents emigrated to the United States, was born in the Detroit City of Michigan state. She uses both her Ugandan and American passports. Having started travelling at the age of six, Nabongo who is now

U.S Appoints Handbag Designer, Lana Marks, as Ambassador to South Africa

Posted by - September 27, 2019

The United States has appointed Lana Marks as U.S. ambassador to South Africa. Marks, a luxury handbag designer, was born in South Africa and speaks Afrikaans and Xhosa, the White House has said. The U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination, which President Donald Trump put forward last year. Washington has had no ambassador in South Africa

South Africa’s Banking Sector Begins Nation Wide Strike Friday

Posted by - September 25, 2019

Looming strike in the banking sector of South Africa is now at hand according to Sasbo, the country’s biggest financial union. They urged South Africans to get enough cash ready for personal needs during the anticipated national strike. Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and banking services will be shut down on Friday, as Sasbo leads a

South African Singer, Thami Shobede Dies From Health Complications

Posted by - September 12, 2019

South African singer and Idols SA runner-up, Thami Shobede has died at age 31. His record label Gallo Records confirmed in a statement that Shobede died at Kalafong Hospital in Pretoria on Thursday morning (Sept.12). “Gallo Record Company is extremely saddened and shocked to learn of the sudden passing of one of our artistes Simphiwe Thamsanqa Shobede,

Winners Emerge In 2019 African Digital Media Awards

Posted by - September 12, 2019

Winners have emerged in the 2019 African Digital Media Awards held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. The winners were announced on the first day of the ongoing two-day Digital Media Africa conference hosted by WAN-IFRA, the World Association of News Publishers. According to a statement by WAN-IFRA, the judges applauded the winners for “compelling, eye-opening, and